With blossoms bursting, splashes of color brightening up every corner, and the summer solstice on the way, it’s a perfect time for us all to reset and refresh. Renewal is here and it’s a good time to check back in with ourselves, nurture some new habits and set some new intentions.

Taking moments to pause throughout the day can help reduce tension and anxiety, clear your head, and maintain your self-care. This small break in the day can include deep breathing, stretching, mindful observation and listening, or simply a cup of tea. Here are some simple tips to help you think of your day in a new way.

Morning Me Time

Let’s start with morning routines. Nothing is more grounding than setting the tone for the day with some time for ourselves. This might mean waking up a little earlier, but the benefits you’ll feel throughout the day will be worth it. Whether it’s quiet meditation, practicing your breathing techniques, restorative yoga or simply reading some motivational quotes, make this some purposeful time for growth and peace. Whatever you choose, make it a phone-free morning. Maybe enjoy that favorite cup of coffee or tea outside, breathing in the morning air with a soft blanket nearby. Burn some essential oils or light your favorite candle and enjoy the peace the quiet time brings as the sun rises. We promise, you’ll feel more alert, energized and ready to take on that busy day!

Our favorite New Morning Market picks to jump start your day:

• Pranarom Stress Recovery
• Pranarom Mental Focus Essential Oil
• Sunbeam Meditation & Sunbeam Candle for Peace
• Starwest Passion Flower & Starwest Lavender Tea
• Bucky Hot & Cold Therapy Wrap.
• ZenLife kids’ multi use mat.

Midday Pick Me Up

Stretching can be one of the easiest ways to take a purposeful pause and get an easy energy boost. Right when your body starts to feel the “slump” of the day, step away and try some simple stretches for a reinvigorating break. Take the time for some gentle neck rolls, arm stretches and even a downward dog, working top to bottom on the body
if you are short on time.

Bedtime Wind Down

Simple routines at night can do wonders for your sleep and reflection on the day. We know with busy schedules, you may not be able to accomplish all of these every single night. So, think of it as à la carte choice, maybe you only have time for a mini version of this routine and that is ok. Do what you can, when you can!

Above all else, a renewal routine can be catered to fit you! Regardless of what you choose, the practices help your brain separate the day from the night, destress the body, and remind you of what you are grateful for throughout the day. Staying along the path of much needed self-care is always work, but we think it’s well worth it.